India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 2.26%

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At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 2.26%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 2.28%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharti Infratel Ltd (NS:BHRI), which rose 7.69% or 13.00 points to trade at 182.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Bajaj Finserv Ltd (NS:BJFS) added 6.60% or 357.90 points to end at 5783.60 and HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:HCLT) was up 5.30% or 41.80 points to 830.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS:BPCL), which fell 0.86% or 3.25 points to trade at 374.00 at the close. UPL Ltd (NS:UPLL) declined 0.58% or 2.95 points to end at 502.20 and HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd (NS:HDFL) was up 0.06% or 0.35 points to 578.00.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Bajaj Finserv Ltd (BO:BJFS) which rose 6.64% to 5787.30, HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:HCLT) which was up 5.30% to settle at 829.80 and Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which gained 4.98% to close at 439.70.

The worst performers were Asian Paints Ltd. (BO:ASPN) which was up 0.34% to 1925.70 in late trade, Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO:HLL) which gained 0.56% to settle at 2071.80 and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (BO:KTKM) which was up 0.60% to 1253.35 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 1347 to 254 and 81 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1914 rose and 646 declined, while 164 ended unchanged.

Shares in HCL Technologies Ltd (NS:HCLT) rose to all time highs; up 5.30% or 41.80 to 830.10. Shares in HCL Technologies Ltd (BO:HCLT) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 5.30% or 41.75 to 829.80.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 12.06% to 20.6750.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.81% or 15.25 to $1861.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.92% or 0.37 to hit $39.94 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.50% or 0.21 to trade at $41.73 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.26% to 73.710, while EUR/INR fell 0.62% to 85.7195.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 94.623.